This used to be the Motor City Bowl but the new sponsor this year is Little Caesars Pizza. Ohio is a 2.5 point favorite in college football odds with a total of 49.5.
Little Caesars Pizza Bowl betting has Marshall playing in this game for the fourth time. They have won the game three of those times but they are an underdog in college football odds against Ohio. "Ohio and Marshall is a great natural rivalry. It's a game we expected and a game we wanted," Little Caesars Pizza Bowl executive director Ken Hoffman said.
Little Caesars Pizza Bowl betting should be interesting since these two teams know each other well. The bowl game has been in the Detroit area for the last 12 years. Marshall played in the first three games and did very well. They come into this year’s Little Caesars Pizza Bowl betting at 6-6. They will be coached by interim head coach Rick Minter. Head coach Mark Snyder was fired at the end of the regular season. Minter is well respected in college football so Marshall may be better off with him at the helm for this game. The Thundering Herd are led by running back Darius Marshall who rushed for 1,054 yards this season. He missed the last two games due to an ankle injury but is expected to be at full strength for this Little Caesars Pizza Bowl betting contest.
Ohio lost 20-10 in the MAC championship game so their consolation is a trip to Detroit. Head coach Frank Solich has led Ohio to another successful season and their second bowl game in the last five years.
Ohio has played well out of conference recently as they are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 non-conference games. Another thing to remember in Little Caesars Pizza Bowl betting is that Ohio is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings against Marshall.
Marshall is 5-1 vs. the college football odds in their last 6 bowl games. Unlike Ohio, the Thundering Herd struggle in games out of conference as they are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 non-conference games. They have also struggled against the MAC going 1-4 ATS in their last 5.
As you look at the total in Little Caesars Pizza Bowl betting, keep in mind that nine of the last thirteen Ohio non-conference games have gone under the college football odds. Eight of the last ten Marshall games overall have gone under.